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Organizing human functioning and rehabilitation research into distinct scientific fields: Part III: Scientific journals

Organizing Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Research into Distinct Scientific Fields. Part III: scientific journals*

Jan D. Reinhardt1, Pius Hofer1, Stephan Arenz1 and Gerold Stucki1,2,3

From the 1Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland, 2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and 3Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Research, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

OBJECTIVE: The variety of human functioning and rehabilitation research makes it difficult to overview the whole area with respect to journals, societies and conferences of potential relevance to a research question in focus. The objective of this paper is thus to provide an outline of scientific journals, societies and conferences of major relevance to human functioning and rehabilitation research.

METHODS: A systematic search for journals relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research was performed. The resulting journal list was used to identify affiliated societies and conferences. In addition, an informal expert survey was conducted for the identification of further relevant societies, conferences and additional journals.

RESULTS: A total of 6416 journal articles referring to human functioning and rehabilitation research were identified and analysed. A total of 231 journals, 153 societies and 115 conferences relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research were selected from the systematic search and the informal expert survey. The societies and conferences are published via the website of this journal.

CONCLUSION: The list of journals presented will be of use to scientists entering human functioning and rehabilitation research or engaging in an interdisciplinary perspective. It may serve as an initial guide for identifying possibilities for the submission of publications, sources of scientific information and platforms for the scientific exchange and discourse.

Key words: rehabilitation, disability, journals, periodicals.

J Rehabil Med 2007; 39: 308–322

Correspondence address: Gerold Stucki, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital Munich, Marchioninistrasse 15, DE-81377 Munich, Germany. E-mail: gerold.stucki@med.uni-muenchen.de

*A list of societies and main conferences can be accessed via http://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm.

Introduction

Scientific journals, societies and conferences are pivotal for the dissemination of research. Without them, the structured global exchange of arguments and evaluation standards in scientific discourse would be impossible (1). The publication and discussion of the results of scientific studies is essential in promoting the research process in the direction of a constant approximation of truth in the scientific community and the stimulation of new research questions; for example, Swanson (2) gives several examples for literature synthesis leading to new knowledge. In addition, scientific journals, societies and conferences are central for the translation of research into practice (3) and for evidence-based professional action (4).

The development and maintenance of a distinct scientific field and the existence and emergence of journals, societies and conferences dedicated to the field are mutually dependent.

Existing journals, societies and conferences bring scientists together and foster the formation of a common identity. In doing so, the visibility of the scientific field from outside is enhanced, and identification from inside the field is facilitated (5, 6).

Conversely, with the development of a new scientific field, new journals, societies and conferences may emerge (7). For example, with the increasing interest of researchers in health-related quality of life questions, the International Society of Quality of Life Research, with an annual conference, and the journal Quality of Life Research were formed (8).

Because of the interdisciplinary orientation of rehabilitation, there are numerous scientific journals, societies and conferences within different areas of human functioning and rehabilitation research. Relevant journals, societies and conferences can be directly related to the rehabilitation professions, such as physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) or occupational therapy, but also to wider scientific areas, such as biology, psychology, sociology or anthropology (9).

This variety of human functioning and rehabilitation research, ranging “from the cell to society” (10, 11), makes it difficult to overview the whole area with respect to journals, societies and conferences of potential relevance to a research question in focus.

On one hand, scientists entering human functioning and rehabilitation research may find it difficult to identify the journals, scientific organizations and conferences most relevant to their research; thus they may not be aware of important research already conducted in their field of interest. On the other hand, researchers established in one of the research fields related to rehabilitation may not possess a broad overview of the most relevant scientific journals, societies and conferences beyond their immediate field of expertise. However, in order to answer the challenging questions that human functioning and rehabilitation research face today, interdisciplinary co-operation is indispensable (12).

The identification and conceptual description of 5 distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research provided in two accompanying papers (11, 13) now facilitate the identification of relevant journals, societies and conferences and their assignment to distinct scientific fields. The following five distinct scientific fields have been identified (11, 13):

• The human functioning sciences are emerging basic sciences, based on the integrative model of human functioning. They aim to understand human functioning and to identify targets for comprehensive interventions, with the goal of contributing to the minimization of the experience of disability in the population.

• The biosciences in rehabilitation are basic sciences based on the biomedical model of disease. They aim to explain body injury and repair and to identify targets for biomedical interventions.

• The integrative rehabilitation sciences are emerging applied sciences based on the integrative model of functioning. They design and study comprehensive assessments and interventions that integrate biomedical, personal factor and environmental approaches suited to optimize people’s performance.

• The biomedical rehabilitation sciences and engineering are applied sciences interested in the biomedical aspects of functioning. They study diagnostic measures and interventions suited to minimize impairment, including symptom control, and to optimize people’s capacity.

• The professional rehabilitation sciences have primarily practical aims and are rooted in and refer to professional practice in rehabilitation. They study how to provide best care, with the goal of enabling people with health conditions experiencing or likely to experience disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in interaction with the environment.

This structure for the organization of human functioning and rehabilitation research into distinct scientific fields makes it possible to identify corresponding journals, societies and conferences; for example, focusing on professional science vs basic science, or biomedical aspects vs the integrative model of human functioning.

The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of scientific journals, societies and conferences of major relevance in relation to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research.

Methods

Study design

A systematic search for journals relevant to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research was performed. The resulting journal list was also used to identify affiliated societies and corresponding conferences. An informal expert survey was conducted for the identification of relevant societies, conferences and additional journals.

Systematic search

Search strategy. Rehabilitation-related journal articles were searched for in 8 databases including CINAHL (nursing studies), EMBASE (medicine), ERIC (education sciences), IBSS (social sciences), MEDLINE (medicine), PsycInfo (psychology), Social Service Abstracts (social work and related areas) and Sociological Abstracts (sociology). The databases are related to different scientific disciplines, such as medicine, psychology, nursing studies or sociology. Accordingly, they serve different scientific interests and apply quite different selection criteria.

Since it was intended to base the search on the content of journal articles and not merely journal names, the search criteria “((rehabilitation) or (disab*)) in (title of article/abstract)” were used. The search was performed within four days in order to keep the results comparable.

Initially, the search period spanned from January 2006 until the second week of July 2006. While exploring this search strategy, 5194 records were detected in the medical and psychological databases, but only 154 in the social sciences databases. Hence, it was decided to extend the search period to January 2005 for the social sciences databases.

Eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria were prospectively stated. Only peer-reviewed journals in English were considered. Journals referring to rehabilitation or disability in their titles were immediately included.

The articles’ titles and abstracts of the other journals were analysed. To avoid the inclusion of journals that had published only one special edition on rehabilitation or disability in the corresponding time period, but normally refer to other topics, only journals having published at least three articles in two different issues were included in the cases of the medical and psychological databases. In the case of the social science databases there had to be at least 3 articles in 3 different issues due to the extended search period.

Journals that had published articles focusing on general rehabilitation and disability topics were included. Journals focusing on specific health conditions were also included if a human functioning or rehabilitation perspective (14) were considered. Journals which were represented in the search results with articles mainly referring to athlete, offender, or alcohol and drug abuser rehabilitation as well as to an acute medicine, a body structure (14), prevention or cure (15) perspective were excluded.

To provide an example, the journal Neurology was included because many articles detected in the search covered a broad spectrum of health conditions from the body function (e.g. 16), activity (e.g. 17), participation (e.g. 18) or environmental perspective (e.g. 19). On the contrary, the journal Current Opinion in Neurology was excluded as it was characterized mainly through an acute medicine, prevention or cure perspective (e.g. 20, 21).

In controversial cases the authors decided by consensus.

In addition to the identification of journals, the affiliated societies and their main conferences were recorded. Only English-speaking, international and large regional or national societies and conferences were considered.

Informal expert survey

In addition to the systematic search, we performed an informal survey among researchers of academic disciplines related to the 5 distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research (11, 13). The sample of researchers (n = 20) was drawn by convenience. We asked via e-mail: “We kindly ask you for short list (up to 7 each) of the most relevant journals, societies and conferences in your everyday work and your field of expertise”. The informal expert survey was conducted in order to identify potentially missing journals, societies and conferences from the systematic search. If a journal suggested by a researcher did not appear in the systematic search, but explicitly referred to rehabilitation or disability in its title, the journal was added to the list.

Societies and conferences mentioned in the informal expert survey were recorded if they addressed rehabilitation or disability issues on their websites. Again, only English-speaking, international and large regional or national societies and conferences were considered.

Data extraction and management

As far as the selection of journals is concerned, the journal title, the Impact Factor (IF) for the year 2005 according to the Thomson Journal Citation Reports (JCR) science or social science edition (22), the title abbreviation, the publisher, the affiliated scientific society and an active Uniform Resource Locator (URL) were extracted for a database of journals.

As far as the selection of societies and conferences is concerned, the name of the society, the abbreviation, the society’s main conference, and the URL were extracted for a corresponding database.

Assignment to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research

The journals, societies and conferences were independently assigned to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research by two of the authors. In addition to the analyses of the abstracts found in the search, the websites of the journals, societies and conferences were visited in order to check their general scientific focus.

During the assignment procedure, the conceptual descriptions of the five distinct scientific fields provided in two accompanying papers (11, 13) were compared with the content of the abstracts and the description of the general scientific focus on a journal’s website.

If a journal covered several fields, a main and a second field was assigned. Journals publishing articles of broad interest to all fields such as the New England Journal of Medicine were included in an additional general interest section. The same procedure was applied to the societies and conferences. Consensus was used to resolve disagreement.

Results

The search was performed from the 23rd to the 26th of July 2006. In total, 6416 journal articles including duplicates were identified. A total of 2142 abstracts referring to disability or rehabilitation were found in EMBASE, 2061 in MEDLINE, 615 in ERIC, 569 in PsycInfo, 422 in CINAHL, 288 in IBSS, 173 in Sociological Abstracts and 146 in Social Service Abstracts.

After the application of the eligibility criteria, 228 journals were found to be relevant to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research by the systematic search.

From the 20 experts contacted for the informal survey 13 replied. In total, the experts mentioned 88 different journals. Of these, 32% were also identified by the systematic search and met the eligibility criteria. Most of the other journals were also found in the systematic search, but were not considered because of the eligibility criteria. Three journals uniquely named in the informal expert survey were added to the list.

The 231 journals identified by the systematic search and the informal expert survey are shown in alphabetical order in the Appendix. The right-hand column of the table shows the assignment of the journals to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research (11, 13) or to the general interest category. A main and, if applicable, a second field is listed. In order to keep the table readable we refrained from denoting the databases that abstract a certain journal. In most cases, however, the interested reader will find this information on the journal’s website, which is listed in the fifth column of the Appendix.

A number of the journals presented here are linked to medical specialities and related areas. In the case of the integrative rehabilitation sciences as the main field, these are geriatrics, medical psychology, occupational medicine, paediatrics and developmental medicine. In the case of the biomedical rehabilitation sciences and engineering as the main field, these are cardiology, haematology, neurology, oncology, otology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, pulmonology and rheumatology. As far as PRM is concerned, some journals were found mainly to represent a partial perspective interested in the biomedical aspects of functioning, while others were found to rely mainly on the comprehensive perspective based on the integrative model of human functioning. Thus, in the case of the PRM journals, the main field is either integrative rehabilitation sciences or biomedical rehabilitation sciences and engineering.

Additionally, nearly all medical journals are also relevant for the professional rehabilitation sciences, for example with respect to evidence-based medicine and the publishing of practice guidelines. This can also be the case, if the professional rehabilitation sciences are not listed in the final column of the Appendix.

A selection of 153 societies and 115 main conferences assigned to the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research can be accessed via the website of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (www.medicaljournals.se/jrm).

Discussion

A significant number of journals, societies and conferences relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research were identified and assigned to the five distinct scientific fields described in two accompanying papers (11, 13). Additionally, journals of general interest for human functioning and rehabilitation research were identified.

The multiple database strategy proved very useful. Many journals were found in only one or two databases; for example the Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation appeared only in EMBASE, Learning Disability Quarterly was detected only by ERIC, and Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation only by CINAHL. Therefore, we suggest that researchers in human functioning and rehabilitation research apply a multiple database search strategy when looking for publications on a rehabilitation-related topic.

In comparison with an overview of journals by Piek et al. (23), 72% of the journals that they identified also appear in our Appendix. Only peer-reviewed journals that publish in English and have been assigned to the PRM section by Piek et al. (23) were considered for this comparison, whereas three journals on sports rehabilitation were not. Unexpectedly, four journals referring to rehabilitation or disability in their titles, which had been listed by Piek et al. (23), were not detected by our search strategy. This is mainly caused by a late actualization of the databases in these cases in combination with the relatively short time window of our search. At the point in time of the search, most of the 2006 articles of the journals in question were not yet abstracted for our target databases. In order to be comprehensive, the 4 missing journals from Piek et al.’s list (23) were subsequently added to the Appendix. The corresponding items have been marked. Conversely, we identified 42 journals referring to rehabilitation or disability in their titles which cannot be found in Piek et al.’s list. This may be due to differences in the search strategies. Piek et al. searched for journals in PRM and related areas. Our search was targeted at the area of human functioning and rehabilitation research including emerging scientific fields, such as the human functioning sciences. Thus our search was less specific and much broader. For example, Piek et al. used very specific search terms, such as “electrotherap*”, but did not apply the global search term “disab*” as we did. Furthermore, social science databases were not searched by Piek et al.

Our results are concordant with 48% of the English language journals listed in the two Thomson JCR (22) rehabilitation sections (the JCR science edition as well as the JCR social science edition contain a selection of journals assigned to rehabilitation). This is mainly caused by our eligibility criteria, since 41% of the journals listed in the JCR rehabilitation sections appeared in our initial search, but were excluded. This does not mean that the excluded journals are irrelevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research. Researchers in human functioning and rehabilitation may additionally consult the two lists of rehabilitation journals provided by JCR. However, the only choice we had was to systematically apply our prospectively stated eligibility criteria. Six journals referring to rehabilitation or disability in their titles were not detected by our search strategy.[1] Again, this is due to the relatively late actualization of the databases in the case of the journals in question in combination with the relatively short time window of the search. In order to be comprehensive, these journals were also subsequently added to the Appendix and have been marked so that the resulting table now encompasses 239 journals. Conversely, we identified many journals that have published articles relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research but are not recorded in the JCR rehabilitation sections. This is caused mainly by the fact that we did not use the inclusion in the JCR database as an eligibility criterion, i.e. we also listed journals that do not have an IF. This was done for the following reasons. Firstly, although the IF can indeed act as a general indicator for the propagation and relevance of a journal, it is controversially discussed as a criterion for the assessment of a journal’s scientific quality (24). Secondly, we did not want to rely as sole reference on a database published by a private commercial enterprise (Thomson Scientific, formerly ISI). Thirdly, solely concentrating on journals for which an IF has been calculated by that enterprise may thus lead to the neglect of potentially important work. Fourthly, this holds especially true for the “professional rehabilitation sciences”, since many nursing as well as occupational therapy journals are not observed by JCR but are nevertheless important for the dissemination of research results in this distinct scientific field.

1Two of these journals can also be found in the list provided by Piek et al. (23). The Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation is now renamed the Journal of Burn Care Research. This journal appeared in our initial search results, but did not meet the eligibility criteria.

The fact that many journals listed in the JCR rehabilitation section appeared in our search but did not meet the eligibility criteria is due to the methods applied here. An advantage of our approach may be that we looked at the titles and abstracts of the articles that appeared during the systematic search and not merely at the journals’ titles. Therefore, we can also present journals with titles that do not directly refer to rehabilitation, disability or related fields but have published relevant papers in 2006 or 2005. This is especially important for journals related to the basic sciences “human functioning sciences” and “biosciences in rehabilitation”, since the corresponding journal titles often do not directly refer to rehabilitation but to broader scientific areas.

Nevertheless, we may have missed some journals because of the relatively short time window of our search, ranging from January to July 2006 in the case of the medical databases. This could have been avoided by a longer search period. However, the relatively short time window was used primarily for practical reasons. Firstly, we had to keep the whole project manageable with respect to our funding and human resources and, secondly, some of the distinct scientific fields are just emerging so that we could only provide an actual snapshot. Likewise, we could have considered additional search terms, such as “impairment” or “physical therapy”. There will be articles that do not contain “disability”, “disabled” etc. or “rehabilitation” in their titles or abstracts but are nevertheless relevant to human functioning and rehabilitation research.

Another potential limitation of our study may be that we considered only journals written in English. This might lead to an omission of important journals in other languages (25). However, for the sake of global scientific diffusion, the international research community should agree on a common language, which will probably be English.

Furthermore, the list of journals does not contain journals mainly addressing an acute medicine, body structure, prevention or cure perspective. Therefore, it is essential for scientists to consider not only the journals presented in the Appendix, but also journals directly linked to their original professional disciplines in general, as well as those related to the specific health conditions or body structures they are interested in. This particularly applies to the distinct scientific field of the biosciences in rehabilitation, for which only seven journals (main field) and four societies and conferences referring to the rehabilitation perspective could be presented.

A similar problem is illustrated by the fact that only 32% of the journals mentioned by the experts were included in our search results after the application of our eligibility criteria. To a large extent, researchers who replied to the expert survey used sources of information that occurred in our sample but did not meet our eligibility criteria. In most cases, the respective articles detected by our search were related to body structures, acute medicine, prevention or cure.

It is also important to note that the coverage of the journals, societies and conferences may not be absolutely identical to the topics of the distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research. Some journals, societies and conferences may be linked to more than two of the distinct scientific fields focused on here. Also, the difference between main and second field is somewhat arbitrary in several cases. Since some of the distinct fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research are just emerging, it is obvious that the assignment of existing journals is difficult. In fact, it is conceivable that new journals, in particular in the biosciences in rehabilitation, human functioning sciences, and integrative rehabilitation sciences, may occur in the future.

We also may have missed important societies and conferences and listed several of only marginal relevance. Databases for systematic searches of societies and their conferences are not available. Societies of choice and the conferences to attend depend highly on a researcher’s personal preferences. Therefore, the list presented only on the website of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (www.medicaljournals.se/jrm) is partially biased by the convenience sample of researchers. To provide an example, none of the researchers we asked were from Asia or Africa. This cultural bias might have lead to a reduced visibility of Asian and African journals, societies and conferences (e.g. 26).

Despite these limitations, the lists may be useful not only for the orientation of researchers searching for publication possibilities or scientific information, but also for universities and other institutions interested in human functioning and rehabilitation research. The lists give hints about journals that could be purchased for university libraries, and that should be considered in Master or PhD works related to a certain topic, the conferences that should be attended by young researchers in order to gain familiarity with the research community and the actual research questions, and societies which could be considered for co-operation with respect to certain research interests.

Conclusion

The lists of journals, societies* and conferences* presented will be useful for scientists entering human functioning and rehabilitation research or engaging in an interdisciplinary perspective. They may serve as an initial guideline for identifying possibilities for the submission of publications, sources of scientific information, and platforms for scientific exchange and discourse.

*A list of societies and main conferences can be accessed via http://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm.

We cordially invite the research community to comment on the lists presented. In particular, we would appreciate comments on missing journals, societies and conferences, and those listed that are of no, or only marginal, relevance. This may lead to more comprehensive tables and thus to an improved orientation in the five distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research.

Acknowledgements

This project was funded by Swiss Paraplegic Research, Switzerland, and the Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Research, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

The authors thank the following researchers for their contributions to the identification of the lists of journals, societies and conferences and for helpful comments: Christine Boldt, Mirjam Brach, Alarcos Cieza, Thomas Ewert, Ursula Graumann, Stefan Hesse, Ken Hunt, Tanja Kakebeeke, Andrew Pennycott, Claudio Perret, Michael Quittan, Andreas Stuck, Walter Swoboda and Stefan van Drongelen.

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APPENDIX. Selected scientific journals in the 5 distinct scientific fields of human functioning and rehabilitation research with impact factor (IF) and uniform resource locator (URL).

Journal

IF (2005)

Abbreviation

Publisher / Society

URL (http://)

Scientific field(s)

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

1.98

Acta Neurol Scand

Blackwell Publishing

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0001-6314

BRSE, BR

Acta Orthopaedica

1.16

Acta Orthop

Taylor & Francis / Nordic Orthopaedic Federation

taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=113260

BRSE

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

0.72

Adapt Phys Act Q

Human Kinetics Publishers / International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

www.humankinetics.com/APAQ

BRSE

Advances in Physiotherapy

No IF

Adv Phys Ther

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14038196.asp

PRS

Age and Ageing

2.20

Age Ageing

Oxford Journals

ageing.oxfordjournals.org

IRS, HFS

Ageing & Society

0.95

Ageing Soc

Cambridge University Press

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ASO

HFS, IRS

Ageing Clinical and Experimental Research

1.30

Ageing Clin Exp Res

Kurtis / Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics

www.kurtis.it/en/riviste.cfm?rivista=aging&id=6

IRS, BRSE

American Journal of Cardiology

3.06

Am J Cardiol

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/525048/description

BRSE, PRS

American Journal of Epidemiology

5.07

Am J Epidemiol

Oxford Journals

aje.oxfordjournals.org

HFS, IRS

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

2.93

Am J Geriatr Psychiat

High Wire Press / American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

ajgponline.org

IRS, PRS

American Journal on Mental Retardation

1.64

Am J Ment Retard

Allen Press / American Association on Mental Retardation

aamr.allenpress.com/aamronline/?request= get-static&name=ajmr-info

IRS

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

0.63

Am J Occup Ther

American Occupational Therapy Association

www.aota.org/ajot/index.asp

PRS

American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1.14

Am J Phys Med Rehab

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Association of Academic Physiatrists

www.amjphysmedrehab.com

BRSE, PRS

American Journal of Psychiatry

8.29

Am J Psychiat

HighWire Press / American Psychiatric Association

ajp.psychiatryonline.org

BRSE

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

6.96

Ann Rheum Dis

BMJ Publishing Group

ard.bmjjournals.com

BRSE, PRS

Aphasiology

0.95

Aphasiology

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02687038.asp

BRSE

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

0.76

Arch Gerontol Geriatr

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506044/description

IRS

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1.73

Arch Phys Med Rehab

Elsevier / American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

www.archives-pmr.org

BRSE, IRS

Arthritis and Rheumatism

7.42

Arthritis Rheum

Wiley Inter Science / American College of Rheumatology

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/76509746

BRSE, PRS

Arthritis Care and Research

7.42

Arthritis Care Res

Wiley Inter Science / American College of Rheumatology

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/77005015

PRS

Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal

No IF

Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau

www.aifo.it/english/resources/online/apdrj/journal.htm

IRS, BRSE

Australian Journal of Physiotherapy

1.48

Aust J Physioth

Australian Physiotherapy Association

apa.advsol.com.au/ajp

PRS

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

No IF

Aust Occ Ther J

Blackwell Publishing / Australian Association of Occupational Therapists

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0045-0766

PRS

Behavior Modification

1.42

Behav Modif

SAGE Publications

bmo.sagepub.com

IRS, HFS

BMC Health Services Research

1.63

BMC Health Serv Res

BioMed Central

www.biomedcentral.com/bmchealthservres

IRS

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

1.32

BMC Musculoskeletal Disord

BioMed Central

www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmusculoskeletdisord

IRS, BRSE

BMC Public Health

1.66

BMC Public Health

BioMed Central

www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth

HFS

Brain

7.54

Brain

Oxford Journals

brain.oxfordjournals.org

BRSE, BR

Brain Injury

1.47

Brain Inj

Taylor & Francis / International Brain Injury Association

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02699052.html

IRS, BRSE

British Journal of Clinical Psychology

1.49

Brit J Clin Psychol

British Psychological Society

www.bps.org.uk/publications/journals/bjcp/bjcp_home.cfm

IRS, PRS

British Journal of Developmental Disabilities

0.24

Brit J Develop Disabil

British Society for Developmental Disabilities

www.bjdd.org

IRS, HFS

British Journal of General Practice

1.73

Brit J Gen Pract

Royal College of General Practitioners

www.rcgp.org.uk/default.aspx?page=594

GI

British Journal of Health Psychology

1.59

Brit J Health Psychol

British Psychological Society

www.bps.org.uk/publications/journals/bjhp/bjhp_home.cfm?&redirectCount=0

HFS, IRS

British Journal of Learning Disabilities

No IF

Brit J Learning Disab

Blackwell Publishing / British Institute of Learning Disabilities

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1354-4187

IRS, HFS

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

No IF

Brit J Occup Ther

British Association / College of Occupational Therapists

www.cot.co.uk/public/publications/journals.htm

PRS

British Journal of Psychiatry

4.96

Brit J Psychiat

Royal College of Psychiatrists

bjp.rcpsych.org

BRSE, IRS

British Journal of Social Work

0.71

Brit J Soc Work

Oxford Journals / British Association of Social Workers

bjsw.oxfordjournals.org

IRS, PRS

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

No IF

Can J Occup Ther

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

www.caot.ca/default.asp?ChangeID=25&pageID = 6

PRS

Caring

No IF

Caring

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

www.caringmagazine.com

PRS

Cerebrovascular Diseases

2.32

Cerebrovasc Dis

Karger / European Stroke Conference

content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=JournalHome&ProduktNr=224153

BRSE, BR

Chest

4.01

Chest

American College of Chest Physicians

www.chestjournal.org

BRSE, PRS

Child Care in Practice

No IF

Child Care Pract

Taylor & Francis / Child Care in Practice Group

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13575279.asp

PRS

Child: Care, Health and Development

0.79

Child Care Hlth Dev

Blackwell Publishing / Swiss Paediatric Society

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0305-1862

IRS

Children and Youth Services Review

0.66

Child Youth Serv Rev

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/556/description

IRS

Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation (to be renamed Journal of Clinical Rehabilitative Tissue Engineering Research)

No IF

Chin J Clin Rehabil

Ministry of Health of People’s Republic of China

www.zglckf.com/article/Esearch.asp

BRSE

Clinical Biomechanics

1.51

Clin Biomech

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30397/description

BRSE, PRS

Clinical Journal of Pain

3.06

Clin J Pain

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.clinicalpain.com

BRSE, PRS

Clinical Neuropharmacology

1.89

Clin Neuropharmacol

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.clinicalneuropharm.com

BRSE, BR

Clinical Neurophysiology

2.64

Clin Neurophysiol

Elsevier / International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/601528/description

BRSE, BR

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

1.53

Clin Orthop Relat Res

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.corronline.com

BRSE, PRS

Clinical Rehabilitation

1.45

Clin Rehabil

SAGE Publication

cre.sagepub.com

BRSE, PRS

Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

1.34

Clin Geriatr Med

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623364/description

BRSE, PRS

Canadian Medical Association Journal

7.40

CMAJ

Canadian Medical Association

www.cmaj.ca

GI

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

No IF

Cochrane Database Syst Rev

Wiley Inter Science / Cochrane Collaboration

www.thecochranelibrary.com

GI

Cochrane Library

No IF

Cochrane Libr

Cochrane Collaboration

www.thecochranelibrary.com

GI

Community Mental Health Journal

0.96

Community Ment Hlt J

Springer / American Association of Community Psychiatrists

springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0010-3853

IRS, HFS

Critical Care Medicine

5.08

Crit Care Med

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Society of Critical Care Medicine

www.ccmjournal.com/pt/re/ccm/journalinfo.htm

BRSE, PRS

Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

No IF

Crit Rev Phys Rehab Med

Begell House

www.begellhouse.com/journals/757fcb0219d89390.html

BRSE, IRS

Current Pain and Headache Reports

No IF

Curr Pain Headache Rep

Current Science

www.current-reports.com/pa

IRS, PRS

Dementia

No IF

Dementia

SAGE Publications

dem.sagepub.com

IRS, PRS

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

1.79

Dev Med Child Neurol

Cambridge University Press / British Paediatric Neurology Association

www.cambridge.org/journals/journal_catalogue.asp?mnemonic=dmc

IRS, BRSE

Disability & Rehabilitation

0.99

Disabil Rehabil

Taylor & Francis / International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09638288.html

IRS

Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology

0.99

Taylor & Francis / International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17483107.asp

BRSE, PRS

Disability & Society

0.43

Disabil Soc

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09687599.asp

HFS

Disability Studies Quarterly*

No IF

Disabil Stud Q

Society for Disability Studies

www.dsq-sds.org/index.html

HFS

Dyslexia

1.29

Dyslexia

Wiley Inter Science / British Dyslexia Association

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/6124

IRS

Early Child Development and Care

No IF

Early Child Dev Care

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03004430.asp

IRS

Early Human Development

1.28

Early Hum Dev

Elsevier

www.intl.elsevierhealth.com/journals/ehde/description

BRSE, IRS

Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities

0.37

Educ Train Dev Disab

Division on Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children

www.dddcec.org/publications.htm#ETDD

IRS, HFS

Education and Treatment of Children

No IF

Educat Treat Child

West Virginia University Press / The Roscoe Ledger

www.educationandtreatmentofchildren.net

IRS, HFS

Epilepsy & Behavior

1.94

Epilepsy Behav

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/622822/description

BRSE, IRS

Europa Medicophysica – Mediterraneal Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

No IF

Eura Medicophys

Minerva / Italian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & European Federation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

www.europamedicophysica.org/index.html

BRSE, IRS

European Journal of Applied Physiology

1.62

Eur J Appl Physiol

Springer

www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855, 4-40109-70-1069762-0,00.html

BR, BRSE

European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

2.33

Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / European Society of Cardiology

www.jcardiovascularrisk.com

BRSE, PRS

European Journal of Pain

2.46

Eur J Pain

Elsevier / European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623037/description

BRSE, PRS

European Spine Journal

1.76

Eur Spine J

Springer / European Spine Society, European Spinal Deformity Society & European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=101557

BRSE, PRS

Exceptionality

No IF

Exceptionality

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates / Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children

www.leaonline.com/loi/ex

IRS, HFS

Experimental Brain Research

2.12

Exp Brain Res

Springer

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=100473

BR

Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

No IF

Expert Rev Neurother

Future Drugs

www.future-drugs.com/loi/ern

PRS, BR

Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

No IF

Focus Autism Other Dev Disabil

PRO-ED / Division on Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children

www.proedinc.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=1649

IRS

Gait and Posture

1.69

Gait Posture

Elsevier / Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/525442/description

BRSE, PRS

Generations

0.24

Generations

American Society on Aging

www.generationsjournal.org/generations/gen 30-1/home.cfm

HFS, IRS

Gerontologist

2.49

Gerontologist

HighWire Press / Gerontological Society of America

gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org

IRS, PRS

Haemophilia

1.64

Haemophilia

Blackwell Publishing / World Federation of Hemophilia

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1351-8216

BRSE, PRS

Headache

2.46

Headache

Blackwell Publishing / American Headache Society

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0017-8748&site=1

BRSE, PRS

Health & Social Work

0.80

Health Soc Work

NASW Press

www.naswpress.org/publications/journals/health/hswintro.html

IRS, PRS

Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

No IF

Health Qual Life Outcomes

BioMed Central

www.hqlo.com

IRS, HFS

Health and Social Care in the Community

0.87

Health Soc Care Community

Blackwell Publishing

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0966-0410

IRS, HFS

Health Policy and Planning

1.42

Health Policy Plann

Oxford Journals

heapol.oxfordjournals.org

IRS

Health Services Research

2.47

Health Serv Res

Blackwell Publishing

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0017-9124

IRS

Heart

3.79

Heart

BMJ Publishing Group

heart.bmjjournals.com

BRSE, PRS

High School Journal

No IF

High Sch J

University of North Carolina Press / Project MUSE

muse.jhu.edu/journals/high_school_journal

IRS

IEEE Transaction on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering

1.68

IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

tnsre.bme.jhu.edu/index.html

BRSE, BR

International Journal of Audiology

0.90

Int J Audiol

Taylor & Francis / International Society of Audiology

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14992027.asp

BRSE, PRS

International Journal of Cardiology

1.77

Int J Cardiol

Elsevier / International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506041/description

BRSE, PRS

International Journal of Disability, Development and Education

No IF

Int J Disabil Develop Educat

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/1034912x.html

IRS

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

2.16

Int J Geriatr Psych

Wiley Inter Science

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294

IRS

International Journal of Medical Informatics

1.37

Int J Med Inform

Elsevier / European Federation of Medical Informatics

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506040/description

BRSE, IRS

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

0.75

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506038/description

BRSE

International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health†

No IF

Int J Rehab Health

Springer

www.springer.com/west/home/psychology?SGWID=4-10126-70-35614464-0

IRS

International Journal of Rehabilitation Research†‡

0.65

Int J Rehabil Res

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / State Treasury, Insurance Medicine - Co-ordination of Rehabilitation Finland

www.intjrehabilres.com/

IRS

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

No IF

Int J Ther Rehab

MA Healthcare

www.ijtr.co.uk

PRS

The Journal of the American Medical Association

23.3

JAMA

American Medical Association

jama.ama-assn.org

GI

Journal of Advanced Nursing

0.91

J Adv Nurs

Blackwell Publishing

www.journalofadvancednursing.com/

PRS

Journal of Ageing & Health

0.99

J Ageing Health

SAGE publications

jah.sagepub.com

HFS, IRS

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

0.85

J Appl Behav Anal

Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour

seab.envmed.rochester.edu/jaba/index.html

IRS

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling

No IF

J Appl Rehab Counsel

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association

IRS

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

1.31

J Appl Res Intellect Disabil

Blackwell Publishing / British Institute of Learning Disabilities

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1360-2322

IRS

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

2.38

J Autism Dev Disord

Springer

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=104757

IRS

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation†‡

0.00

J Back Musculoskelet

IOS Press / Roessingh Research and Development Netherlands

www.iospress.nl/html/10538127.php

BRSE, PRS

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

No IF

J Cardiopulm Rehabil

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

www.jcrjournal.com

BRSE, PRS

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

1.69

J Clin Exp Neuropsychol

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13803395.asp

BRSE, PRS

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

2.02

J Clin Child Adolesc

Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

www.jccap.net

IRS

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

2.54

J Clin Epidemiol

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/525472/description

HFS, IRS

Journal of Clinical Nursing

1.03

J Clin Nurs

Blackwell Publishing

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0962-1067

PRS

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

5.04

J Clin Psychiat

Physicians Postgraduate Press

www.psychiatrist.com

BRSE, PRS

Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

No IF

J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ

Oxford Journals

jdsde.oxfordjournals.org

IRS, HFS

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities‡

0.28

J Dev Phys Disabil

Springer

www.springerlink.com/(3l5pwl45etkljrqkdhqrvv45)/app/home/journal.asp?referrer=parent&backto=linkingpublicationresults,1:104900,1

IRS

Journal of Hand Surgery (Am. Vol.)

1.14

J Hand Surg-Am

Elsevier / The American Society for Surgery of the Hand

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623145/description

BRSE, PRS

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

1.31

J Head Trauma Rehabil

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.headtraumarehab.com

IRS, BRSE

Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

0.64

J Intellect Dev Disabil

Taylor & Francis / Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13668250.html

IRS

Journal of Intellectual Disabilities

No IF

J Intellect Disabil

SAGE Publications

jid.sagepub.com

IRS

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

1.05

J Intellect Disabil Res

Blackwell Publishing / MENCAP

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0964-2633

IRS

Journal of Learning Disabilities

1.01

J Learn Disabil-US

Professional Press

www.proedinc.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=2114

IRS

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

0.76

J Manipulative Physiol Ther

Elsevier / American Chiropractic Association

journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/ymmt

PRS

Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

1.74

J Nerv Ment Dis

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.jonmd.com

BRSE

Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation

No IF

J Neuroengineering Rehabil

BioMed Central

www.jneuroengrehab.com

BRSE, BR

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

No IF

J Neurol Phys Ther

American Physical Therapy Association, Neurology Section

www.jnpt.org/JNPT

PRS

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

3.12

J Neurol Neurosur Ps

BMJ Publishing Group

jnnp.bmjjournals.com

BRSE, BR

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

0.95

J Nurs Scholarship

Blackwell Publishing / Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1527-6546

PRS

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

1.89

J Occup Environ Med

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/home.htm

IRS, HFS

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation*

1.63

J Occup Rehabil

Springer

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=105365

IRS, HFS

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy

1.40

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther

American Physical Therapy Association

www.jospt.org

BRSE, PRS

Journal of Orthopaedic Science

No IF

J Orthop Sci

Springer / Japanese Orthopaedic Association

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=102031

BRSE

Journal of Pain

2.89

J Pain

Elsevier / American Pain Society

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623147/description

IRS, PRS

Journal of Pediatrics

3.84

J Pediatr

Elsevier / Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623311/description

IRS, PRS

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

No IF

J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs

Blackwell Publishing

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126

PRS

Journal of Psychosomatic Research

2.05

J Psychosom Res

Elsevier / European Association for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/525474/description

BRSE

Journal of Rehabilitation

0.37

J Rehabil

National Rehabilitation Association

www.nationalrehab.org/website/pubs/index.html

IRS

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

1.80

J Rehabil Med

Foundation of Rehabilitation Information / UEMS European Board of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine; European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)

www.medicaljournals.se/jrm

IRS, BRSE

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development*

0.70

J Rehabil Res Dev

Department of Veterans Affairs

www.vard.org/jour/jourindx.htm

IRS, BRSE

Journal of Religion, Disability & Health

No IF

J Relig Disabil Health

Haworth Press

www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J095

HFS

Journal of Rheumatology

3.01

J Rheumatol

Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Company Limited

www.jrheum.com

BRSE, PRS

Journal of School Health

0.72

J Sch Health

Blackwell Publishing / American School Health Association

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0022-4391

IRS

Journal of Social Work

No IF

J Soc Work

SAGE Publications

jsw.sagepub.com

IRS, PRS

Journal of Special Education

1.15

J Spec Educ

PRO-ED / Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children

www.proedinc.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=2122

IRS

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

3.48

J Am Geriatr Soc

Blackwell Publishing / American Geriatrics Society

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0002-8614

IRS, PRS

Journal of the American Medical Directors. Long-Term Care: Management, Applied Research and Clinical Issues

No IF

J Am Med Dir Assoc

Elsevier / American Medical Directors Association

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/704824/description

PRS

Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association

No IF

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association

www.arna.com.au/jarna.html

PRS

Journal of the Neurological Sciences

2.04

J Neurol Sci

Elsevier / World Federation of Neurology

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506078/description

BR

Journal of Trauma

No IF

J Trauma

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.jtrauma.com/pt/re/jtrauma/home.htm

BRSE

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

0.33

J Vis Impair Blind

AFB Press / American Foundation for the Blind

www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=54

IRS, HFS

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

No IF

J Voc Rehabil

IOS Press / Association for Persons in Supported Employment

www.iospress.nl/html/10522263.php

IRS, HFS

Journal on Developmental Disabilities

No IF

J Develop Disabil

Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities

www.oadd.org/publications/journal/jddfront.htm

IRS

Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

3.50

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci

HighWire Press / Gerontological Society of America

biomed.gerontologyjournals.org

BRSE, PRS

Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences

2.01

J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci

HighWire Press / Gerontological Society of America

psychsoc.gerontologyjournals.org

IRS

Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

No IF

Kaohsiung J Med Sci

Elsevier / Kaohsiung Medical University

www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=02575655

GI

Lancet

23.4

Lancet

Elsevier / The Lancet

www.thelancet.com

GI

Learning Disabilities Research & Practice

No IF

Learn Disabil Res Pract

Blackwell Publishing / Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0938-8982

IRS, PRS

Learning Disability Quarterly

0.49

Learn Disabil Q

Council for Learning Disabilities

www.cldinternational.org/LDQ/ldq.asp

IRS

Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

2.81

Mech Ageing Dev

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506026/description

IRS

Medical Care

2.99

Med Care

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / American Public Health Association

www.lww-medicalcare.com

GI

Medical Engineering and Physics

1.15

Med Eng Phys

Elsevier / Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30456/description

BRSE

Medical Journal of Australia

2.13

Med J Aust

Australasian Medical Publishing Company / Australian Medical Association

www.mja.com.au

GI

Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

No IF

Ment Health Asp Develop Disabil

Psych-Media of NC

www.mhaspectsofdd.com

IRS

Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews

2.46

Ment Retard Dev D R

Wiley Inter Science

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/38853

IRS

Military Medicine

0.37

Mil Med

Association of Military Surgeons US / Society of the Federal Health Agencies

www.amsus.org/journal

GI

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

No IF

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/mmwr

HFS

Movement Disorders

2.83

Mov Disord

Wiley Inter Science / Movement Disorder Society

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/76507419

BRSE, PRS

Multiple Sclerosis

2.83

Mult Scler

Hodder Arnold

www.arnoldpublishers.com/Journals/pages/mul_scl/13524585.htm

BRSE, PRS

Neuroepidemiology

2.60

Neuroepidemiology

Karger

content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=JournalHome&ProduktNr=224263

HFS, BR

Neurological Sciences

0.78

Neurol Sci

Springer / Italian Neurological Society / Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology

www.springer.com/east/home/medicine?SGWID=5-10054-70-1133176-0

BR

Neurology

4.95

Neurology

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / American Academy of Neurology

www.neurology.org

BRSE, IRS

Neuropsychologia

4.12

Neuropsychologia

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/247/description

BRSE

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

1.21

Neuropsychol Rehabil

Psychology Press

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/pnrhauth.asp

BRSE

Neurorehabilitation

0.93

Neurorehabilitation

IOS Press

www.iospress.nl/html/10538135.php

BRSE, IRS

Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair

1.56

Neurorehab Neural R

SAGE Publications / American Society of Neurorehabilitation

nnr.sagepub.com

BR

NeuroRx

No IF

NeuroRx

Elsevier / American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/707664/description

BRSE

New England Journal of Medicine

44.02

New Engl J Med

Massachusetts Medical Society

www.nejm.org

GI

Nursing Times

No IF

Nurs Times

Macmillan Journals / College of Nursing

www.nursingtimes.net

PRS

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

1.93

Occup Environ Med

BMJ Publishing Group

oem.bmjjournals.com

IRS, HFS

Occupational Medicine

1.13

Occup Med Oxford

Oxford Journals / The Society of Occupational Medicine

occmed.oxfordjournals.org

IRS, HFS

Occupational Therapy International

No IF

Occup Ther Int

Wiley Inter Science

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/112094317

PRS

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

4.22

Osteoarthr Cartilage

Elsevier / Osteoarthritis Research Society International

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623055/description

BRSE

Otology and Neurotology

1.34

Otol Neurotol

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society & European Academy of Otology and Neurotology

otology-neurotology.com/pt/re/otoneuroto/home.htm

BRSE, BR

Paediatric Nursing

No IF

Paediatr Nurs

RCN Publishing Company / Royal College of Nursing

www.nursing-standard.co.uk/paediatricnursing/index.asp

PRS

Pain

4.31

Pain

Elsevier / International Association for the Study of Pain

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506083/description

BR, BRSE

Pain Clinic

No IF

Pain Clin

Springer

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=104473

PRS

Pain Medicine

2.27

Pain Med

Blackwell Publishing / American Academy of Pain Medicine & Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1526-2375

BRSE, PRS

Pain Practice

No IF

Pain Pract

Blackwell Publishing / World Institute of Pain

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1530-7085

IRS, PRS

Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

1.53

Parkinsonism Relat D

Elsevier / World Federation of Neurology Research - Group on Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30541/description

BRSE, IRS

Patient Education and Counseling

1.36

Patient Educ Couns

Elsevier / European Association for Communication in Healthcare

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505955/description

IRS

Pediatric Rehabilitation

No IF

Pediatr Rehabil

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13638491.html

IRS, PRS

Pediatric Research

2.88

Pediatr Res

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / International Pediatric Research Foundation

www.pedresearch.org

BRSE, PRS

Pediatrics

4.27

Pediatrics

HighWire Press / American Academy of Pediatrics

pediatrics.aappublications.org

IRS, BRSE

Pharmacoeconomics

2.20

Pharmacoeconomics

Adis International

pharmacoeconomics.adisonline.com

IRS

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

No IF

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623372/description

BRSE

Physical Therapy

1.67

Phys Ther

American Physical Therapy Association

www.ptjournal.org

PRS

Physiotherapy Research International

No IF

Physiother Res Int

Wiley Inter Science

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/112094326

PRS, BRSE

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

0.77

Psychiatr Rehabil J

Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences & US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

prj.metapress.com

IRS

Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

0.98

Psychiat Clin Neuros

Blackwell Publishing / Folia Publishing Society

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1323-1316

BRSE, PRS

Psychological Medicine

3.48

Psychol Med

Cambridge University Press

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSM

IRS, PRS

Psychology in the Schools

0.49

Psychol School

Wiley Inter Science

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/32084

IRS

Public Health

0.99

Public Health

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/645727/description

HFS, IRS

Quality of Life Research

1.92

Qual Life Res

Springer / International Society for Quality of Life Research

springerlink.metapress.com/link.asp?id=100213

HFS

RE:view: Rehabilitation and Education for Blindness and Visual Impairment

No IF

Heldref Publications / Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

www.heldref.org/review.php

IRS

Reading & Writing Quarterly

No IF

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10573569.asp

IRS

Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

0.69

Rehabil Couns Bull

PRO-ED

www.proedinc.com/rcb.html

IRS

Rehabilitation Nursing

No IF

Rehabil Nurs

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

www.rehabnurse.org/profresources/ciinfo.html

PRS

Rehabilitation Oncology

No IF

Rehab Oncol

American Physical Therapy Association, Oncology Section

www.oncologypt.org/pubs/index.cfm#journal

BRSE, PRS

Rehabilitation Psychology

0.81

Rehabil Psychol

American Psychological Association

www.apa.org/journals/rep

HFS

Remedial and Special Education

0.54

Rem Spec Educ

PRO-ED

www.proedinc.com/Scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=2133

IRS

Research and Practise for Persons with Severe Disabilities‡

0.43

Res Pract Pers Sev D

TASH

http://www.tash.org/publications/rpsd/rpsd.html

IRS

Research in Developmental Disabilities

0.77

Res Dev Disabil

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/826/description

IRS

Research on Ageing

0.78

Res Ageing

SAGE Publications

roa.sagepub.com

HFS, IRS

Respiratory Medicine

1.66

Resp Med

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/623069/description

BRSE, PRS

Rheumatology (Oxford, England)

4.23

Rheumatology (Oxford)

Oxford Journals

rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org

BRSE, PRS

Rheumatology International

1.48

Rheumatol Int

Springer

www.springer.com/east/home/medicine?SGWID=5-10054-70-1045538-0

BRSE, PRS

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

2.15

Scand J Med Sci Sports

Blackwell Publishing / Scandinavian sports medicine and science associations

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0905-7188

BRSE

Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

No IF

Scand J Occup Ther

Taylor & Francis

www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/11038128.html

PRS

Schizophrenia Bulletin

2.87

Schizophr Bull

Oxford Journals

schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org

IRS

Schizophrenia Research

4.23

Schizophr Res

Elsevier / Schizophrenia International Research Society

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/506091/description

IRS

School Psychology International

0.23

Sch Psychol Int

SAGE Publications / International School Psychology Association

spi.sagepub.com

IRS

Sexuality and Disability‡

0.31

Sex Disabil

Springer

http://www.springer.com/west/home/psychology?SGWID=4-10126-70-35748469-0

IRS

Social Behavior and Personality

0.29

Soc Behav Personal

Society for Personality Research

www.sbp-journal.com

IRS

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

1.54

Soc Psych Psych Epid

Springer

www.springerlink.com/link.asp?id=101494

HFS

Social Science and Medicine

2.62

Soc Sci Med

Elsevier

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/315/description

HFS

Social Work

0.60

Soc Work

NASW Press

www.naswpress.org/publications/journals/social_work/swintro.html

IRS, PRS

Sociology of Health and Illness

2.17

Sociol Health Illn

Blackwell Publishing / Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness

www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref = 0141-9889

HFS

Spinal Cord

1.07

Spinal Cord

Nature Publishing Group / International Spinal Cord Society

www.nature.com/sc

BRSE, IRS

Spine

2.19

Spine

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.spinejournal.com

BRSE, PRS

Spine Journal

No IF

Spine J

Elsevier / North American Spine Society

www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621288/description

BRSE, PRS

Stroke

5.86

Stroke

High Wire Press / American Heart Association

stroke.ahajournals.org

BRSE, PRS

Teacher Education and Special Education

No IF

Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children

www.tese.org

IRS

Technology & Disability

No IF

Technol Disabil

IOS Press

www.iospress.nl/html/10554181.php

BRSE

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation‡

0.11

Top Geriatr Rehabil

Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

www.lww.com/product/?0882-7524

IRS

Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

No IF

Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil

Thomas Land Publishers

thomasland.metapress.com/link.asp?id=300382

BRSE, IRS

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation†

No IF

Top Stroke Rehabil

Thomas Land Publishers

www.thomasland.com/about-strokerehab.html

IRS, BRSE

Work

No IF

Work

IOS Press

www.iospress.nl/html/10519815.php

IRS, HFS

*Journals which did not appear in systematic search, but were suggested by contacted researchers. Exclusion criteria were considered.

†Journals subsequently added from Piek et al. (23). Exclusion criteria were considered.

‡Journals subsequently added from Journal Citation Reports (JCR) (22). Exclusion criteria were considered.

BR: biosciences in rehabilitation; BRSE: biomedical rehabilitation sciences and engineering; GI: general interest; HFS: human functioning sciences; IRS: integrative rehabilitation sciences; PRS: professional rehabilitation sciences.

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